River Runners Blog

Planning your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado »

Raft the Arkansas River in Colorado The Arkansas River in Colorado is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the world and it’s an easy drive from Colorado Springs, Denver or Breckenridge. Check out our tips below for planning your next Colorado whitewater rafting trip. Book now and Save Online Rafting Sale 10% … read more

Raft Browns Canyon National Monument

The many ways to raft Browns Canyon National Monument »

Raft Browns Canyon with River Runners Browns Canyon National Monument is located between the mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista in Chaffee County Colorado. The Arkansas River winds through this rugged canyon with remnants of a historic railroad, steep cliffs, beautiful mountain views and lots of rapids. It has long been known as a … read more

Rafting near Denver.

Whitewater Rafting Near Denver »

Raft the Arkansas River – 2 hours from Denver Cool off from the summer heat and make a splash in the Arkansas River while whitewater rafting near Denver. A scenic, two-hour drive from Denver, Colorado will land you in our beautiful town of Buena Vista. The meaning of Buena Vista is “good view,” and that … read more

Stand-up Paddleboard Tours.

Five reasons to visit Buena Vista, Colorado »

Colorado is full of outdoor recreation, hot springs, and cool mountain towns. Below are five reasons you should visit Buena Vista, Colorado and make it your next family vacation destination. 1. Rafting, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Arkansas River Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River is known for world-class whitewater, but you don’t have to … read more

High water rafting trips.

Pro tips for whitewater rafting in Colorado this summer »

Get ready for high water on the Arkansas River A big snowpack equals big whitewater rafting in Colorado, but there are still tour options for beginners. Whether you are looking to hit peak runoff or find something more family friendly, we’ve compiled a few points to help you plan your raft trip this summer. PRO … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Planning your Colorado rafting trip in a high-water year »

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack is above average. Every few years we get an above average snowpack in Colorado, which results in high flows on creeks and rivers during the spring and summer. This is looking to be one of those epic whitewater years. Colorado’s river basins are all in great shape with a statewide … read more

Mount Princeton near Buena Vista, Colorado.

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update – January 29, 2019 »

Above average snowpack could bring high water in 2019 It’s looking like it could be an epic year for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 131% of normal (232% of last year at this time) with more snow in the forecast. The drainages that impact … read more